Flash Report: Pragg Pierces Co-Leader Vidit To Approach The Top


This is a flash report. The full report is coming soon.

in round three of the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament, everyone was “drawn” to equality except for GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu who sought to revive himself from yesterday’s loss. Pragg probed his compatriot with a pawn sacrifice in the Ruy Lopez, and co-leader GM Vidit Gujrathi could not defend accurately under severe time pressure. GM Gukesh Dommaraju missed a critical moment to push for victory against co-leader GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, and after a series of moves, the dust settled.

In the 2024 FIDE Women’s Candidates, GM-elect Vaishali Rameshbabu, the only victor in her section, bounces back from the bottom of the standings with a much-needed win over her opponent, IM Nurgyul Salimova. GM Tan Zhongyi maintained her lead with great preparation on the black side of the Grunfeld against GM Humpy Koneru and held a draw with more time than she started with. 

The scintillating siblings were the stars of round three, making a mess of their respective sections. What will happen if the youth pick up steam into the round before the first rest day?

Round four starts on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. ET / 20:30 CEST / 12:00 a.m. IST.

Standings – Candidates 

The Game of the Day is the interesting battle between the two Indian superstars Vidit and Pragg. See GM Rafael Leitao’s insights coming soon in the full report.

GM Rafael Leitao GotD

Round 4 Pairings – Candidates

Round 4 Pairings – Women’s Candidates

You can watch video recaps of the Candidates in our playlist below (click here).

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How to watch?

You can watch the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament on Chess24’s YouTube and Twitch, and the 2024 Women’s FIDE Candidates on Chess.com’s YouTube and Twitch. The games can also be followed from our Events Page.

The FIDE Candidates Tournaments are among the most important FIDE events of the year. Players compete for the right to play in the next FIDE World Championship match against current World Chess Champions GMs Ding Liren and Ju Wenjun.


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